Heat the oil in a large, heavy pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the salt meat and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the cabbage, onions, and water; stir to mix, cover and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.
Add the sugar, salt, black pepper, and TABASCO® Sauce, and stir to mix. Cover and cook, stirring often, for 30 minutes longer. Serve hot.
Makes 4 to 6 servings
According to local tradition, you must eat cabbage on New
Year's Day if you want to be wealthy. Sometimes the cabbage is
made into cole slaw, but more often than not, the favored dish
is smothered cabbage. Recipe from "Eula Mae's Cajun Kitchen
Another New Year's Day favorite: Eula Mae's Good Luck Black- Eyed Peas